What has ReputationManagement.com CEO Bill Fish been up to lately? He’s been busy discussing career advice for millennials, business books every professional should read, and helping remote workers manage time effectively. Bill was also featured on a podcast where he explains how he was inspired to create ReputationManagement.com.
Millennial Career Advice
Many millennials are just starting their careers, and often wonder just how to pursue a career in a rapidly changing work environment. With more career options and a wide variety of work styles available today, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. CloserIQ asked startup founders to share the career advice they wish they’d heard when they were younger.
Here’s what Bill had to say:
“Your first job is not your last job. The key is to learn as much as you possibly can in the business world in your first year, and then make your decision from there.”
It’s important to remember that in the early stages of your career, much of what you’re doing is continuing to learn. This is a good perspective to keep even as you become a seasoned professional.
Essential Business Books
Business books are often very informative and can change your perspective on business. Small Businesses Do it Better asked business leaders to recommend their favorite business books.
Bill chose The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon for its essential lesson in reinvesting. Says Bill:
I read this book well after I started my business, but I think the hardest lesson for entrepreneurs to grasp is that in order to give your business the best chance for success, you need to reinvest the profits for at least the first year. Amazon, of course, is an outlier in that they are still reinvesting their profits, but it a great lesson to anyone looking to start a business.
Managing Remote Workers
Many businesses are supporting flexible work environments including remote workers, but doing so can bring new management challenges. FlexJobs offers a few tips for helping remote workers manage time more effectively.
Bill encourages managers to help establish priorities with a weekly status email:
“I like to send out a Monday morning email with the goals I would like to accomplish for the week,” says Bill Fish, founder and president of ReputationManagement.com. “The email will also include how we fared against the goals set the week prior, which has worked well.”
The Need for Reputation Management
Curious about how ReputationManagement.com came to be? On The Outdoor Boardroom, Bill explains how he identified the need for reputation management, as well as major issues in reputation management including proactive action, staying adaptable, and more.
You can listen to the entire podcast on Podomatic.
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